SW Michigan

2:21 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Minimum Wage Ballot Initiative Stays Course

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The ballot proposal would overturn a old minimum wage law that was replaced by state lawmakers and signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday.
LANSING - The Raise Michigan Coalition plans to continue pursuing its campaign to increase the state's minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, despite legal questions following the passage of a new minimum wage law. Gov.
7:42 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Snyder Maintains Lead in Latest Poll

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Poll in February showed governor with similar lead
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder holds a nine-point lead over Democratic challenger Mark Schauer, despite a dip in Snyder's approval ratings since February, a new poll shows. The poll by EPIC-MRA of Lansing, done exclusively for the Detroit Free Press/WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) and our statewide media polling partners, shows Snyder with a 47%-38% lead over Schauer, with 15% undecided or refusing to say who they support.
7:41 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Peters Leads in Latest Poll of Senate Race

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Democrat has large advantage with woman voters
Gary Peters, a Democratic congressman from Bloomfield Township, held a 44%-38% lead over Republican Terri Lynn Land with 18% undecided in an exclusive poll of 600 likely Michigan voters done for the Free Press, WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) and our statewide media polling partners EPIC-MRA of Lansing May 17-20.
Campaign Spending
6:53 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Analysis Shows Independent Spending Dominating Gubernatorial and Senate Campaigns

Credit WMUK

Most of the money being spent on ads in Michigan's campaign for Governor and U.S. Senate comes from outside groups. 

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7:54 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Local Officials Tour Allied Paper Landfill Site

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EPA is considering multiple options for cleaning site. Local leaders have called for total removal of PCB contamination
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- After a tour of the former Allied Paper site that gave many local officials their first look from inside the fences, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell on Tuesday urged federal officials to explore emerging technologies in finding a solution to cleaning up the contaminated property.